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Asian MMA Championship to make debut in China

Updated : 2018-07-11

By Yang Min ( chinadaily.com.cn )

The 2018 Asian MMA (mixed martial arts) Championship is to be held in Harbin, capital city of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, from July 28 to 29.

The Asian MMA Championship, established by the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA), is the highest level competition of this kind of sport in Asia.

MMA competitions are divided into 10 levels, with each level only allowing one athlete from each country.

Therefore, a total of 120 athletes from 12 countries and regions will be competing in this year’s event.

The championship is held once a year; with this being the first time for it to be held in China.

Meanwhile, the China National Mixed Martial Arts Team will select 10 athletes to participate in each level’s competition.

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A news conference for the 2018 Asian MMA Championship is held in Harbin on July 4. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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Han Jiuli, chairman of the Asian MMA Association, delivers a speech at a news conference for the 2018 Asian MMA Championship in Harbin on July 4. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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Athletes of the China National Mixed Martial Arts Team pose for a group photo at a news conference for the 2018 Asian MMA Championship in Harbin on July 4. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

 

 

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